The most powerful exhibit of pre-revolution Cuban paintings will be on display from December 7, 2007 - April 27, 2008 at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The exhibition, Great Masters of Cuban Art 1800 to 1958, will feature over 90 paintings from the private collection of Cuban-born collectors Roberto and Carlos Ramos of Miami. The brothers have overcome great challenges to rescue both the artworks and the archival art history of the Cuban Republic (1902-1958). The paintings are by some of Cuba’s most revered artists and are breathtaking with their vibrant colors and subject matter.

This exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Foundation Museum Collection which was generously given to the “city and people of Daytona Beach” by President Fulgencio Batista and his wife Marta. The collection has grown over the years and is considered one of the most complete public collections of pre-revolution Cuban art on display outside of Cuba.

Anything you can do to help Daytona Beach to promote this wonderful event would be greatly appreciated.

Further information on this exhibit, in addition to images from the collection, can be found on the website, http://www.moas.org/pressroom or contact for more information:

Christina Lane
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Marketing & Communications Director
Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
http://www.moas.org
386-255-0285, ext. 320

MEDIA PREVIEW DATES:
December 4 and 5, 2007. Interviews with the collectors will be available by appointment. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if attending.

EVENTS:
December 6 - Opening 5:30 to 7:30pm

Guests are invited to meet the collectors of the exhibition and enjoy light Cuban food and music.
Free for MOAS members or to the general public with paid general admission.

January 19 to 25 Cuba Week: A week of activities in honor of Jose’ Marti’s Birthday. (See http://www.moas.org/pressroom for full schedule)

January 19 - Havana Night Fundraiser 6 to 9pm

Start a week of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Foundation Museum at the Museum of Arts and Sciences by joining us for an evening of celebration at our Havana Night Fundraiser.

FEATURING:
Cuban Cuisine, Live Music, Mojito & Cigar Bars,Remarks by the Collectors, & Gallery Tours.
Cost: $75 members $125 non-members
RSVP by January 11, 2008 Call 386-255-0285 for tickets

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